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Arne Jacobsen Egg Footstool

Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Christianshavn Fabric
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Christianshavn Fabric. Established in 1872
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 1)
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 1). Established in 1872
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 5)
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 5). Established in 1872
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 4)
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 4). Established in 1872
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 3)
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 3). Established in 1872
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 3)
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 3). Established in 1872
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 2)
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Egg' Footstool for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 2). Established in 1872
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Model 3127 Egg Footstool
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Berkeley, CA
matching footstool in leather. Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg for the lobby and reception areas in the SAS
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Oak

Arne Jacobsen Model 3127 Egg Footstool
Arne Jacobsen Model 3127 Egg Footstool
H 14.6 in W 22 in D 15.7 in
Arne Jacobsen Model 3127 Egg Footstool Fabric
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
matching footstool in leather. Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg for the lobby and reception areas in the SAS
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Oak

Egg with footstool by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
base with matching footstool. Arne Jacobsen / Fritz Hansen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Egg with footstool by Arne Jacobsen
Egg with footstool by Arne Jacobsen
H 42.13 in W 33.86 in D 31.11 in
Rare and old Edition Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair / Recliner Chair
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Handewitt, DE
Chair worldwide exist. The chair is including the orignal associated footstool. Design by Arne Jacobsen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Egg Chair with Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 2004
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Porto, PT
The Egg was originally designed in 1958 for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen
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Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Modern "Egg" Lounge Chair and ottoman, Arne Jacobsen, Denmark, 1950s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Iconic “Egg” lounge chair and footstool by Arne Jacobsen, upholstered with cognac brown leather
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Early Egg Chair and Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1960s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Vorst, BE
An absolute design-icon, the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen with it’s footstool produced in 1966
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

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1st Edition Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1958
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This very rare 1st edition egg chair was designed in the 50s by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen and produced by Fritz Hansen around 1958/1959. The chair features a wo...
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Mid-Century Scandinavian Modern Egg Chair
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, Restoration Hardware
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit inside an egg? Well wonder no more with this fantastic vintage Scandinavian egg chair! Drawing inspiration from the iconic Danish ...
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By Cees Braakman
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Egg, Model 3316, Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
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1950s "Egg" Armchair and Footstool by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen
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End of 1950s pivoting "Egg" armchair and footstool by Arne Jacobsen, with metal foot and tan
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By Arne Jacobsen
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Arne Jacobsen "Egg" Chair and Its Footstool Fritz Hansen Edition, circa 1960
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Saint Ouen, Île-de-France
Arne Jacobsen "Egg" chair and its footstool Fritz Hansen edition, circa 1960 Patinated cognac
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Arne Jacobsen Black Egg Chair and Footstool by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Madrid, ES
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Arne Jacobsen Fritz Hansen Egg FootStools
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Vintage Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs and Footstool
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Arne Jacobsen "Egg" Chair and Footstool
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H 42 in W 33.8 in D 31.1 in
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By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
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Located in Westport, CT
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Located in San Francisco, CA
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Cognac Leather Egg Chair and Footstool by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
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Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and footstool
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and footstool
H 41.75 in W 30.5 in D 37 in
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By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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Arne Jacobsen Leather Egg Chair & Footstool for Fritz Hansen, Double Signed 1965
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen
Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen
H 28.5 in W 29 in D 25 in
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By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Sundridge, GB
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Egg Chair and Footstool by Arne Jacobsen
Egg Chair and Footstool by Arne Jacobsen
H 41.34 in W 35.44 in D 30.32 in
Arne Jacobsen Golden Egg Chair and Ottoman
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Arne Jacobsen. 'The Golden Egg' chair and footstool, models 3316 and 3127, Upholstered in dark
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Poul Kjaerholm PK91 Folding Stool for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Poul Kjærholm
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Limited Golden Egg chair with footstool and matching Swan chair
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The Golden Egg limited edition The world famous Egg chair designed by Danish Architect Arne
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Arne Jacobsen Egg Footstool For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic arne jacobsen egg footstool available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of animal skin, leather and metal, every arne jacobsen egg footstool was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a arne jacobsen egg footstool, we have 12 options in-stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a arne jacobsen egg footstool — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each arne jacobsen egg footstool bearing Scandinavian Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen and Frits Hansen/Soren Hansen each produced at least one beautiful arne jacobsen egg footstool that is worth considering.

How Much is a Arne Jacobsen Egg Footstool?

Prices for a arne jacobsen egg footstool can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $3,090 and can go as high as $18,000, while the average can fetch as much as $9,988.

Arne Jacobsen for sale on 1stDibs

The eye-catching work of the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen often introduces new collectors to mid-20th century furniture. With their fluid lines and sculptural presence, Jacobsen’s signature pieces — the elegant Swan chair and the cozy-yet-cutting edge Egg chair, both first presented in 1958 — are iconic representations of both the striking aesthetic of the designers of the era and their concomitant attention to practicality and comfort. Jacobsen designed furniture that had both gravitas and groove.

Though Jacobsen is a paragon of Danish modernism, his approach to design was the least “Danish” of those who are counted as his peers. The designs of Hans Wegner,  Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen and others grew out of their studies as cabinetmakers. They prized skilled craftsmanship and their primary material was carved, turned and joined wood. Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, and while he shared his colleagues’ devotion to quality of construction, he was far more open to other materials such as metal and fiberglass.

Many of Jacobsen’s best-known pieces had their origin in architectural commissions. His molded-plywood, three-legged Ant chair (1952) was first designed for the cafeteria of a pharmaceutical company headquarters. The tall-backed Oxford chair was made for the use of dons at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, whose Jacobsen-designed campus opened in 1962 (while still under construction). The Swan, Egg and Drop chairs and the AJ desk lamp were all created as part of Jacobsen’s plan for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, which opened in 1960. (The hotel has since been redecorated, but one guest room has been preserved with all-Jacobsen accoutrements.)

To Jacobsen’s mind, the chief merit of any design was practicality. He designed the first stainless-steel cutlery set made by the Danish silver company Georg Jensen; Jacobsen’s best-selling chair — the plywood Series 7 — was created to provide lightweight, stackable seating for modern eat-in kitchens. But as you will see from the objects on 1stDibs, style never took a backseat to function in Arne Jacobsen’s work. His work merits a place in any modern design collection.

Find authentic Arne Jacobsen chairs, tables, sofas and other furniture on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.